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Twice Round the Daffodils (1962)

A sanatorium where a group of patients reside. They aspire to walk twice round the daffodils which they can do when they are better.

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writers:

Patrick Cargill (play), Jack Beale (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juliet Mills ... Catty
Donald Sinden ... Ian Richards
Donald Houston ... John Rhodes
Kenneth Williams ... Henry Halfpenny
Ronald Lewis ... Bob White
Andrew Ray ... Chris Walker
Joan Sims ... Harriet Halfpenny
Lance Percival Lance Percival ... George Logg
Sheila Hancock ... Dora
Nanette Newman ... Joyce
Renee Houston ... Matron (as Renée Houston)
Jill Ireland ... Janet
Mary Powell Mary Powell ... Mrs. Rhodes
Barbara Roscoe ... Mary
Peter Jesson Peter Jesson ... Joyce's Young Man
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Storyline

A group of male patients are in a Tuberculosis sanatorium. They have to remain there for a considerable time, as there was no direct cure at the time other than fresh air. Antagonisms, in some cases quite extreme, develop between the patients, and romantic complications arise with the nurses, and with the patients' wives. At the end of a calendar year, they are all fit to be sent home at the same time, and the tensions have mostly subsided. Moreover romance with nurses has developed into a firm relationship in one case. Written by Hazel Freeman

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Filled With Love, Laughter and Just a Few Tears!

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Comedy

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Trivia

Patrick Cargill is often credited with a role in this picture, but the contracts of the performers held by the BFI do not feature a contract for him. See more »

Quotes

Janet: Steady on, not so fast.
Ian Richards: I can adjust my speed, 78, 45, 33 and one third RPM, you just have to say.
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TB or not TB that is the question
24 December 2018 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

I remember that in the late 19 60s a secretary in the office I worked in was diagnosed with TB.So it was still an issue when this film was released.The idea in those days seemed to stick sufferers away in a sanatorium for a year to make sure theye didn't infect anybody else.So in this film many of the patients plus some nurses seem sex starved.Particularly Donald Sinden who reprises his Benskin character with a bit too much relish.Attitudes shown in this film are rather outdated and in the case of Houston character unpleasant.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1962 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Enfermeira para todo o serviço See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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